2016 marks the 10th anniversary of The RealTimeDesigner, a powerful, user-friendly interactive online design studio and ecommerce solution for sign, print and promotional products.
The RealTimeDesigner began in 2000 as a collaboration between Alex, a graphics and gaming developer, and Mark, a seasoned sign and screen shop owner. Alex first made it possible to create graphics dynamically online with his online character generator (check it out!). By the time it became one of the largest RPGM communities on the Internet, Mark realized the same technology could be used to create signs online. With Mark’s knowledge of the printing industry and Alex’s web skills, they created the first version of the design tool.
Launched commercially in 2006, The RealTimeDesigner still leads the online design industry with hundreds of customers- one of the most successful design-online tools available.
Created for the printing industry, with the printing industry.
The RealTimeDesigner is unique because it’s an innovative community-style collaboration applied to the business world. Unlike The RTD, the majority of other online design platforms are created by developers’ ideas of what could be helpful to the industry. But these developers have no real-world experience of the needs of their clients.
We want to provide custom solutions for our clients’ specific needs, which is why we encourage users to provide input into The RealTimeDesigner’s continuous development. In the 10 years since its launch, 90% of The RTD’s current features have been inspired by our clients’ direct requests via our open forum. Few other tools on the market will allow you to chat directly with the lead developer and see your requests fulfilled.
Because our success is only measured by your success.
Thanks to our clients, each month we now have 12,000 orders placed and 200,000 items sold with an average value of $4 to $6 million.
That’s 460% growth in 10 years, 50% in the past year alone!
Since 2006, the tool itself has also grown to have:
- 39,000 defined products
- 150,000 design templates
- 312,000 permanently stored clipart from registered users
- 111,000 clipart uploaded by users
- 205,000 permanently stored designs from registered users
- 62,000 fonts uploaded
- 151,000 users registered on behalf of our clients
2016 is our year to celebrate.
We’re looking forward to the next 10 years of The RealTimeDesigner’s evolution. But first, we’d love to know:
How are you using The RealTimeDesigner to grow your business?
What features would you like to see from us next?
Leave us a comment and share your ideas!